Announcements Dec 3, 2017

Welcome to all of our guests today, including our celebrant, Fr. Carroll Travis. Thank you, Fr. Carroll!

Adult Forum & Sermon Topic for Today: The topic for today’s Adult Forum, taught by Fr. Travis, will be “Exploring the Heart’s Deepest Desire -A guided meditation for Advent”.

Church Staff Christmas Stockings: Christmas Stockings are hanging up in the Parish Hall.  You are invited to show your appreciation for the Church Staff by whatever means you are led to do so. Thank you!

New & Improved Reader/LEM Schedules: The Lay Eucharistic Minister/Reader schedule has been updated and is available for pick up in the Welcome Center “LEM” mailbox. The new schedule covers assignments for December, January and February.

Annual Reports: What has God done in your ministry area during 2017? The Annual Report is first and foremost an opportunity to rejoice in the ways that God is at work in and through our parish family. We would like all ministries to be included. Reports are due January 14 to the Church Office; or send via email to: office@oursaviorpalmbay.org

Tree Removal: COOS’ favorite tree will be removed. The tree with yellow blossoms next to the Memorial Garden is becoming much more dangerous. Several limbs had to be removed after Irma. What is remaining is weak and may fall on buildings, and the stump is not viable. We are contracting the removal of the entire tree. Since this tree is well known by many, we are announcing the removal so that those who may be concerned will know in advance.

Christmas Socks Party: Inviting all children and grandchildren of the congregation (up to age 12) to a special event on Saturday, December 9 at 2:00pm. If you want to help stuff the socks, please come to the Parish Hall on Friday, December 7 at 5:00pm. Questions? Call Rita Giuffrida at 242-8374.

Episcopal Church 2018 Calendars: The calendars for 2018 have arrived! They are available in the Welcome Center for only $3.00. Note: We are missing payment for seven (7) calendars.

ECW Advent Ministries: The ECW will be collecting diapers and wipes for the Women’s Center, as well as children’s socks for Family Promise. There is a plastic bin in the Parish Hall to collect these items. Thank you in advance for supporting these ministries.

Christmas Concert: National Recording Artist Maureen McGovern (“The Morning After”) will be performing TODAY, December 3 at 3pm at Scott Center, Holy Trinity Academy (Upper School off Pineda between US1 and Wickham). $30 General Admission, $50 Preferred Seating including reception with Ms. McGovern. Benefits Family Promise of Brevard.

Advent Adult Forum will be taught by Deacon Tom beginning December 10. He’ll be doing a book study on “Mary for All Christians” by John Macquarrie. It is recommended you purchase the book (latest version, 2001) prior to class as it will be used for reference frequently.

Advent Quarter Books are now available in the Narthex and the Welcome Center. All proceeds go to the Youth to support their activities such as Summer Camp, New Beginning’s, etc. Thank you for your support!

Good News Daily: The daily devotionals for December are now available for pickup in the Welcome Center.

Share an Ornament! There’s a Christmas Tree in the Welcome Center available for decorating. Feel free to bring an ornament and place it on the tree. Note: We desire to keep the ornament for future years unless you specify it is to be returned. Questions? See Nancy LaFave

Coinage for Fr. Vani: Just a gentle reminder that we are still collecting coins for Fr. Vani. There’s a basket in the church narthex for your use.

Sisterhood Luncheon: Save the date ~ January 13 at 11:00am. We’re going to feature salads, and you can bring any accompaniment you desire. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall. Please sign-up early so we can have an idea of how many people to plan for. Questions? See Betty Palmer.

Sincere Thanks! My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, this is a very “mild” way of extending to each of you my very deep love and appreciation for your love and kind thoughts during my illness. Your cards, telephone messages, meals and visits have continued to be a great source of strength. I am still not altogether better but I’m aware of the fact that your continued kind thoughts and prayers are forever with me. I have experienced several moments of spiritual growth, and I’m conscious of God’s goodness, grace and mercy. Thank you for your ceaseless prayers, thoughts and affection. I trust that I’ll see you again very soon. With love and continued blessings, Hyacinth Clunie.

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